Income Tax

Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

Municipal income tax returns and payments for tax year 2019 with a due date of April 15, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020.  Estimated payments for the first and second quarters of tax year 2020 have also been extended to July 15, 2020. The extended filing and payment dates apply to individual taxpayer filings and payments as well as business net profit filings and payments, but do not apply to employer withholding.

No request for extension or other filing is required to receive these extensions.  

No late filing or late payment penalties, or interest, will be imposed for the period of April 15, 2020 through July 15, 2020 for these extended filings and payments.  

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Cleveland Heights municipal income tax is collected by the Regional Income Tax Agency (also known as R.I.T.A.), a nonprofit governmental agency.  

Who Must File Tax Returns

  • Full- and part-year residents age 18 and older*
  • Businesses operating within the city
  • Property owners who receive rental income    
  • Non-resident employees within the city whose employer did not withhold taxes for Cleveland Heights

•Exemption:  Individuals with only non-taxable income (E.G. Social Security, pensions, interest or dividends) must file an annual Declaration of Exemption rather than a tax return.

In November 2015, Cleveland Heights voters approved a .25% increase to the income tax rate. Effective 1/1/2016 the Tax Rate will be 2.25%.

2019 Tax Information

2019 Tax Rate: 2.25%

2019 Tax Credit: 1.00%

2019 Credit Factor: 50.00%

The filing deadline has been exetended until July 15, 2020. 

2019 RITA Individual Forms and Instructions

2018 RITA Individual Forms and Instructions

2019 RITA Business Forms and Instructions

2018 RITA Business Forms and Instructions

If you have any questions regarding your City of Cleveland Heights income tax, please contact R.I.T.A.’s customer service representatives at 800-860-7482.